O'Connor Sends No. 17 Squash over No. 16 Williams, 5-4

Joe O'Connor gave MIT a 5-4 win over No. 16 Williams today as he is seen here playing a match inside the Zesiger Center.
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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 17 MIT 5, No. 16 Williams College 4

- Records: No. 17 MIT (13-5); No. 16 Williams College (10-6)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center)

- The Lead: The No. 17 ranked MIT squash team trailed in today's match and Joe O'Connor (Kennebunkport, Maine) was down two sets for the final point, but he rallied to win in five at position two as the Engineers edged No. 16 Williams College, 5-4, this afternoon in Cambridge.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- O'Connor found himself down two sets with the match on the line today against Wyatt Khosrowshahi, but he came from behind to win 9-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 to win the match for the Engineers. At the top of the ladder Aman Sanger (New York, N.Y.) and Henry Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) were also victorious in five sets as Sanger edged Jacob Bassil 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7 at position one and Martin edged Udali Pal 12-14, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-8 at position three.

- Williams took points from MIT at positions four, five, six and seven. Will Means defeated Eli Kramer (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and David Pincus defeated Matt McManus (Philadelphia, Pa.) in straight sets, while AJ Solecki defeated Brad Levin (Cockeysville, Pa.) and Keith Lamp (Short Hills, N.J.) in four.

- MIT was successful at the bottom of the ladder as Robert Williamson (Weston, Mass.) edged Charles Merill in four sets 11-7, 11-8, 14-16, 11-9 at position eight and Neel Das (Needham, Mass.) swept Tucker Van Eck 1-8, 11-6, 11-5 at position nine.

- In exhibition action, Wonjune Kang (Seoul, South Korea) swept William Comyns 12-10, 11-7, 11-7.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will host No. 9 University of Virginia in its final match of the weekend tomorrow morning at 11:00 am.

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